Ever Given refloated in Suez Canal
How to move a machine that is 33m long, 15m wide and 18m high? BestLogistics’ Project Logistics team knows the drill. The team coordinated the transport of a terminal built by Van Aalst Bulk Handling — cranes to discharge cement, a ship loader and two conveyor systems — together about 17 000 tons via the port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands to its final destination in two new cement-import terminals in New Zealand.
Peter Berdowski, CEO of the salvage company Boskalis that was hired to free the Ever Given, shared the news in a statement with the headline: “We pulled it off!”
“Shortly following the grounding of the Ever Given we were requested through SMIT Salvage to provide assistance with the salvage operation. I am excited to announce that our team of experts, working in close collaboration with the Suez Canal Authority, successfully refloated the Ever Given on 29 March at 15:05 hrs local time, thereby making free passage through the Suez Canal possible again,” Berdowski wrote.
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